Atchafalaya Basin

Midnight serenade -- Frogging the Atchafalaya Basin

The Daily Review Outdoor Writer John K. Flores with a good frog caught with a modified fish grabber. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Deep in the Atchafalaya Basin, T-Kerm and Pierre lounged against the stems of some bull tongue along the sandy bank of Blue Point Chute near the Attakapas Wildlife Management Area.

Youngster learns to master swamp

Jonathan Cheely, left, with his father Jamie Cheely, right, and the six-point deer Jonathan Cheely shot in the Atchafalaya Basin. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Donna Cheely)

Two days after Christmas this past year, 11-year-old Jonathan Cheely walked behind his father Jamie Cheely in knee-deep water and rain to make an afternoon hunt in the Atchafalaya Basin swamp.

Gator season

Former Stephensville Elementary School student and “Swamp People” cast member Duggie Acosta shows off an 11-foot, 8-inch alligator he caught recently. He brought the alligator to the Stephensville Elementary School to show the students.
(Submitted Photo courtesy of Linda Cooke)

With the alligator hunting season edging toward a close, most hunters have filled their tags for the season, and wildlife officials report no citations in this region.

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